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Civil rights advocates, Democrats say West Virginia House Bill isn’t needed

By JAKE JARVIS

NCWV Media

Del. Barbara Fleischauer, D-Monongalia, spoke out against House Bill 4010 during the House Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday .
(West Virginia Legislative Photography)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — For about 45 minutes Wednesday, members of the House Judiciary Committee discussed a bill to protect religious freedom — protections that civil rights advocates and Democrats say are already protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The measure, House Bill 4010, would mandate that the government can’t compel a church or a church leader to perform a marriage against their sincerely held religious beliefs.

The bill passed out of the committee with a voice vote, with nays heard.

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